August 8, 2018

Lee, Shears Advance to Match Play at U.S. Women’s Amateur


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jaclyn Lee and Adeena Shears, members of the Ohio State women’s golf team, both advanced to the match play portion of the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur at The Golf Club of Tennessee. Lee, a rising senior, and Shears an upcoming junior, will tee off in the round of 64 Wednesday morning in Kingston Springs, Tenn.

The tournament will be televised nationally on FS1 from 4-7 p.m. ET Wednesday.

Lee, from Calgary, Alberta, made 10 birdies over the first two rounds on her way to consecutive 68’s on the Par-71 course. Lee’s 6-under standing through the stroke play portion was good for a tie for fourth through 36 holes.

“I played pretty solid, steady golf in stroke play,” Lee said. “I think on this course, if you don’t make too many mistakes and you put shots in the right places, you can score well. Match play is fun. I think this is a great course. I’m not going to change my strategy too much but I’ll just look to hit good shots and make putts.”

Shears, a native of Parkersburg, W.Va., carded 16 pars on her way to an even-par 71 in the first round of stroke play. However, a 3-over 74 put her right on the cutline in a tie for 64th after play concluded Tuesday night.

A nine-competitor playoff was conducted early Wednesday morning and after all players notched a par on the Par-3 10th, Shears drained a long birdie putt on the Par-5 11th hole to continue the playoff against Julia Potter-Bobb. Both players made par on the third playoff hole, the Par-4 18th, but the Buckeye junior came back to par the Par-3 10th once again to advance to match play as Potter-Bobb notched a double-bogey.

Shears tees off match play against Lucy Li at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday while Lee opens the match-play portion against Kylie Raines at 11:50 a.m. ET.